Office for Exceptional Children (OEC)

The Office for Exceptional Children is committed to offering free and appropriate public education to meet the unique needs of students in the district with special needs, ages 3-21. The district offers a wide continuum of services to students with special needs, as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004.

Preschool-age students are referred by the Help Me Grow program, parents, or other agencies for special needs assessment. This assessment determines if the student requires an IEP (individualized education plan).

The DPS Office for Exceptional Children registers new K-12 students with existing IEPs through the Student Assignment Office.

Transfer students are reminded to please bring a hard copy of their transcript (high school), evaluations, and existing Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and/or Evaluation Team Report (ETR) when registering with DPS, to ensure proper placement.


136 S. Ludlow St., Dayton OH 45402
Tel. (937) 542-3353  |  Fax (937) 542-3456

If you are in need of Special Education documents, contact:

KiEira Dixon, Records Clerk
(937) 542-3233

If you are another public school district and need to invite a representative from Dayton Public Schools to a meeting, contact:

Yvette Walker, Out of District Academic Coordinator
(937) 542-3401 

Each building has an assigned OEC academic coordinator who can provide information and guidance on services and placements in buildings throughout the district.